Ideas and views from across the left
Ellie O’Hagan, Simon Wren-Lewis, Lisa Nandy MP, David Walker, Craig Berry, 24 Nov 2015
This Spending Review will change everything. Get the facts here.
Philip Pearson, 20 Nov 2015
The “perfect storm” hitting the steel industry has cost up to 10,000 jobs in the North East alone, directly or as consequence of steel plant closures. We need a low carbon solution.
Rebecca Winson, 19 Nov 2015
Women are being failed by the government's insistence on pursuing austerity. Urgently needed services are turning women away who are at risk.
Professor David Gunnell, 17 Nov 2015
It is critical that we learn lessons from this recession to enable more rapid and evidence-based responses to reduce the impact of future economic downturns on mental health.
Nick Lowles, 16 Nov 2015
The 2 million people who will drop off the register are in addition to the 8 million already not registered. We cannot allow that to happen.
Vittorio Trevitt, 13 Nov 2015
Veterans who survive often bear mental and physical scars of war. Honouring them must go beyond ceremony.
Paul Kershaw, 13 Nov 2015
There can be no solution to the housing crisis that does not start with a big programme of building council homes.
Sally Hunt, 10 Nov 2015
No one wants to strike, but FE lecturers can't take any more pay cuts.
9 Nov 2015
Today is Equal Pay Day. That means that from today until the end of the year, women will have effectively worked nearly two months for free compared to men.
Ellie O’Hagan, 6 Nov 2015
As Class noted in October 2014, selling off the Eurostar has been a disastrous idea.Meanwhile much of the rest of the world embraces public ownership.
Steve Hilditch, 4 Nov 2015
Reclassifying housing associations as public sector has added £60bn to the public debt. Why has this happened?
George Wilson, 3 Nov 2015
We should welcome the increasing popularity of a genuine living wage. Unfortunately, the Chancellor's National Living Wage is not that.
Jo Stevens MP, 2 Nov 2015
Trade union members have the same human rights as every other individual in this country. Those rights are not weakened when they put a union card in their purse or pocket. But with this Bill, the Tories are creating a two tier rights and civil liberties framework.
Richard Bridge, 30 Oct 2015
Putting benefits advisers in foodbanks is a retrograde idea that will confuse the role of foodbanks and could make their users uncomfortable.
Professor Tracy Shildrick, 28 Oct 2015
Redcar is without question a working class town. Like many seaside towns on the edges of previously largely industrialised conurbations it has suffered over the years. For now, as for the last 170 years, the landscape remains dominated by the works and the huge blast furnace. It is a sight that is both dramatic and eerily striking and one that is saturated in class heritage and class imagery.
Geoff Tily, 27 Oct 2015
The Chancellor's plan isn't working. We need a proper industrial strategy.
Lisa Stidle, 26 Oct 2015
Our analysis shows planned wage increases will not compensate for cuts to tax credits.
Juliet Michaelson, 26 Oct 2015
GDP is too narrow a metric to reflect how well the economy is doing. We need something more comprehensive.
Tom Riddington, 22 Oct 2015
We haven't been misled by our union. The government has let us, and the NHS, down.
Richard Exell, 21 Oct 2015
Tax credit cuts will overwhelmingly hurt working families, and there will be no cushion and no safety net.